Innovative Depression Therapy Specialist

Health and Happiness in the Boro

Ketamine Infusion Clinic & Wellness Specialist located in Murfreesboro, TN

Depression is a serious mental health condition that affects how you think and feel. Though there are many effective treatments for depression, some people continue to suffer from their symptoms despite trying many therapies and medications. Dedicated to helping you feel better, Scott Giles, DO, and the experienced team at Health and Happiness in the Boro offer innovative depression therapy to help you get the relief you need. Call the office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, or book an appointment online today.

Innovative Depression Therapy Q&A

What is depression?

Depression is a common mood disorder that alters how you think, feel, and behave, which may interfere with your daily routine and relationships. 

Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States and can develop at any age. Research indicates that the mood disorder may be caused by a combination of factors, including your genetics, environment, biology, and psychology.

What are depression symptoms?

Depression causes a range of symptoms that vary in type and severity. Common symptoms include:

  • Feelings of sadness and hopelessness
  • Pessimism
  • Fatigue
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Disinterest in usual activities
  • Insomnia
  • Change in appetite
  • Pain from unknown causes
  • Thoughts of suicide

To be diagnosed with depression, you must experience these symptoms for at least two weeks. 

Though you may feel lost and helpless, there are many effective treatments for depression that can help you feel more like your usual self. If traditional antidepressants and talk therapy fail to alleviate your depression, Health and Happiness in the Boro offer innovative depression therapy can help.

What is innovative depression therapy?

The team of experts at Health and Happiness in the Boro understand that traditional treatments don’t help everyone suffering from depression. They offer ketamine infusion therapy as an innovative depression therapy.

Ketamine is a dissociative general anesthetic used to alleviate pain during surgical procedures. More recently, researchers are finding that small doses of ketamine have a positive effect on mood.

The medication works by binding with N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in the brain. This triggers the release of a substance called G peptide, which boosts your mood. With this innovative depression therapy, you may feel better within a few hours after treatment.  

How is innovative depression therapy administered?

Health and Happiness in the Boro administers ketamine infusion treatment for depression at the office under close supervision. The length of your treatment depends on the dose, but usually takes less than an hour.

After your ketamine infusion, the team has you remain at the office for at least 30 minutes so they can monitor for side effects. They request you arrange to have someone drive you home after your session.

To get the most benefits out of your innovative depression therapy, you may need infusions twice a week for up to five weeks. The team reviews the details of your treatment plan at your consultation so you know what to expect. 

Am I a good candidate for innovative depression therapy?

When you come in for a consultation at Health and Happiness in the Boro, the team conducts a thorough evaluation to determine if you’re a good candidate for this innovative depression therapy. Ketamine infusion therapy is primarily recommended to patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression. 

With treatment-resistant depression, you may try many medications and therapies but fail to see an improvement in your symptoms. If this is true in your case, the team at Health and Happiness in the Boro may consider you a good candidate for ketamine infusion therapy.

To schedule a consultation at Health and Happiness in the Boro to learn more about innovative depression therapy and how it can help you, contact the office by phone or online today.